Siberian Night Imperial Stout - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
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Reviews by bigaltemple:
4.25/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A - Pitch black. almost no head to speak of. A gentle swirl conjures up a small cap. Minimal lacing is occasionally left in small patches.
S - Really shines in this department. Smells amazing! Completely inviting with sweet, roasted caramel malts. Lots of chocolate.
T/M - Comes through as expected. Loads of sweet chocolatey caramel toastiness. Mild hint of raisin. Low carbonation still provides enough creaminess to be delightful. Definitely full-bodied.
O - Found this to be quite delicious. I would love to have a few more of these handy.
Serving type: bottle
03-25-2012 17:06:34 | More by bigaltemple
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4.04/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Bottle purchased at World Market in Charlotte, NC for $2. No freshness or bottling date on label.
A - Pours very dark, almost black. A fluffy tan head sits for a minute or two before dissipating. Great retention and good lacing. Probably the most carbonated RIS I've ever seen.
S - Bittersweet chocolate, touch of coffee. A hint molasses and black licorice is coming through. A noticeable aroma of alcohol also lingers.
T - Nice blend of all the mentioned aromas. They all blend together in this one beautifully. Dark chocolate maltiness at first, followed by coffee beans and licorice as well. Bittersweet chocolate then fades to a roasted finish. Very nice and well balanced brew.
M - Medium bodied and quite carbonated. I would like it more if it were thicker and the carbonation were toned down a bit. Warming is noticeable in my throat and gut.
O - Tasty, enjoyable beer. I would probably enjoy it more on a chilly winter day, as opposed to an 82º summer afternoon. Not my favorite RIS, but one I'll definitely have again.
Serving type: bottle
07-16-2014 18:52:49 | More by kell50
Siberian Night Imperial Stout from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,431 ratings.